GRSB enjoys a variety of standing and ad-hoc committees that conduct the internal business of the roundtable to ensure members remain active in the operation of the organization. This is an important feature of a membership organization and it is essential that members maintain interest and involvement in the committees.

Who is eligible to serve?

Every GRSB member organization is eligible to serve on a standing and/or ad-hoc committee. Eligibility of participation is based on the organization, not the individual. For example, any employee of Cargill may serve on a committee, per that company’s discretion.  However, the acting chair of each committee must be a member of the GRSB  Board of Directors.     

Importantly, members must consider the time commitment required to serve and their relevant level of expertise to advance the mission and goals of the committee.  Finally, committees are responsible for the creation and oversight of the technical working groups.

GRSB Standing Committees

Oversight of finance and accounting functions.
Chair: Carlos Saviani, World Wildlife Fund

Leadership and resource allocation; elected by the Board of Directors.
Chair: Nicole Johnson-Hoffman, OSI Group

Membership and Nominations
Oversight of membership-related activities and nominations for the Board of Directors.

Leadership in technical-related activities and issues.

Serves as an ombudsman role to oversee resolution of issues and concerns of specific GRSB members.

Strategic Objective Ad-Hoc Committees

Beef Sustainability Definition Committee
Define “sustainable beef production” in a holistic manner that allows for multiple/regional sustainable beef systems; utilize key issues framework as guidance; establish principles by which beef production systems can be holistically measured as “sustainable.”

Education Committee
Educate GRSB members, the general public, consumers and other stakeholders on the diversity of current sustainable approaches and how to improve beef sustainability throughout the various local segments of the global beef value chain; identify sustainable approaches utilizing the triple-bottom line approach; establish compendium of sustainable approaches throughout each segment of the beef value chain. 

Unification of Sustainable Beef Efforts Committee
Unify global sustainable beef efforts and promote/support establishment of regional roundtables.


Publicize sustainable production practices, create public responses and press releases, provide guidance to website and newsletter materials and communicate our activities to the general public.  People with communications and media relations experience are needed.

Global Conference on Sustainable Beef Planning Committee
The Global Conference Planning Committee is responsible for coordinating planning efforts surrounding the biennial Global Conference at which all regional roundtables and organizations interested in beef sustainability convene.

Identify major themes and issues to be addressed at GRSB’s biennial Global Conference on Sustainable Beef and ensure members and those interested in beef sustainability participate in the conference.

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